I have officially set my very determined eyes on the next prize….well two prizes actually
1. To run my first marathon this year in HOPEFULLY under 2:40
2. To set up my own business, providing a convenient, simple method for people to eat healthier meals
I have already started my training for the Philadelphia Marathon on November 17th (UPDATE-Check out my recap of what happened at the Philadelphia Marathon), and my mind is buzzing with ideas of how to get the business going.
These cookies were wonderful. I pulled them out when they were slightly underbaked, but I like my cookies gooey. A beautiful golden color, a delightful taste, and with three nutritious ingredients, these are cookies that you can at least feel a little good about enjoying.
Oatmeal Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 30 cookies
300g (1 ½ cups) packed brown sugar
110g (½ cup) butter, softened
110g (½ cup) avocado, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
187g (1 ½ cups) plain flour
180g (2 cups) porridge/rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
175g (1 cup) dark chocolate chips
120g (1 cup) chopped walnuts
Cream the butter, avocado, and brown sugar in a large bowl until fully mixed. Add the egg and vanilla and stir until light and fluffy. Add in the flour, porridge/oats, baking soda and salt and stir until a dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts until just combined. Cover and put in the fridge for 30mins-1hour to chill and rest.
Turn the oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F), and place rounded teaspoon sized balls of dough onto an ungreased baking tray/cookie sheet. Press down to flatten slightly.
Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the edges are slightly golden brown. Take out of the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes on the tray before moving to a cooling rack.
Now I just have the challenge of what to do with the rest of my avocado! The possibilities are endless! Need other healthy recipes? Check out my other Fuel Your Future Recipes that I enjoy as an elite athlete.
Yum! These look soooo good! I love the idea of using avocados as a substitute for butter. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try making them.
Thanks, Beth! How did they turn out?